Lenders can help with a changing of the guard
Abstract: At some point every business outgrows its first-generation entrepreneurs. In order to recognize when it’s time to upgrade management, lenders need to visit the borrower’s premises to get acquainted with the people behind the numbers. Should a family member take over the reins, or would the company be better off with someone else — an internal person, or someone from the outside? As this article explains, lenders and accountants can introduce borrowers to their networks of business contacts and render sound advice.